R. H. Petty, 85

Mr. R.H. Petty, age 85 of Lebanon died Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Quality Care Nursing Home.

Born March 13, 1927 in Trousdale County, to the late Charles Orvin and Mary Ann Nixon Petty. He was preceded in death by two sisters: Juanita Rankin and Mildred Petty.

Mr. Petty was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and a retired pipefitter. He was a member of the Local 572 Pipefitter's Union and was a US Army veteran -- having served during the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara Stone Petty; children Leslie (Van) Irwin of Spring Hill, Lee Petty and Larry (Laura) Petty -- all of Lebanon; grandchildren Sean and Sloan Irwin, Emma and Mae Petty; brother Charles Petty of Hermitage; sister Ruth Huddleston of Lebanon; several nieces and nephews; brother in law Robert Stone of Lebanon.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Owens officiating.

Interment will follow at the Dixon Springs Cemetery. Visitation Sunday after 12 Noon. The family requests in lieu of flowers make memorials to the charity of your choice.

Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.